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dc.contributor.authorGarcía Esparza, Juan Antonio
dc.contributor.authorCaballero Roig, Carolina
dc.identifier.citationGARCÍA-ESPARZA, Juan A.; CABALLERO ROIG, Carolina. Procedure for evaluating and refurbishing envelopes of obsolete buildings in warm regions. Advances in Building Energy Research, 2016, p. 1-15.ca_CA
dc.description.abstractThis research develops a procedure to evaluate and refurbish obsolete buildings obliged to comply with the Spanish Technical Building Code. This procedure matches the building typologies selected to the optimal solution for each case. The analysis focuses on buildings constructed between the 1960s and the 1980s in Castellón, Spain. The buildings selected are representative of the period, of compact cities, and of the Mediterranean climate region. Three types of intervention on the envelope have been considered. The analysis for the most appropriate intervention in each case was based on economic, environmental, technical, and social factors. It shows that the best solution for Terraced Houses (TH) and Multi-family Houses (MH) is exterior refurbishment with additional insulation on the façade. This solution is achieved at reasonable cost by reducing one-third of the primary energy consumed. The best solution for Apartment Blocks (AB) is exterior retrofitting with ventilated façades, which offers the best performance from a technical, environmental, and economic perspective. In all cases, interior retrofitting is ruled out given that exterior retrofitting with additional insulation provides greater energy savings at a similar cost.ca_CA
dc.description.sponsorShipThis study was funded by the project: Study of existing building envelopes and analysis of retrofit solutions, conventional and innovative, by means of multi-criteria analysis, from Jaume I University (Castellón de la Plana, Spain) [grant number P1·1A2013-08].ca_CA
dc.format.extent15 p.ca_CA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfAdvances in Building Energy Research, 2016ca_CA
dc.rights© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Groupca_CA
dc.subjectobsolete buildingsca_CA
dc.subjectwarm regionsca_CA
dc.subjectenvelope interventionca_CA
dc.subjectenergy consumptionca_CA
dc.subjectbuilding retrofittingca_CA
dc.titleProcedure for evaluating and refurbishing envelopes of obsolete buildings in warm regionsca_CA

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